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Forum: Hacks Yesterday, 05:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 888
Posted By kshansen
Problem is if those Harley dealers are like the...

Problem is if those Harley dealers are like the one near me they would want to charge you close to list price for those mufflers, despite the fact that someone else has already paid for them when...
Forum: Hacks 05-03-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 888
Posted By kshansen
There is a market for stock Harley pipes or at...

There is a market for stock Harley pipes or at least mufflers "ridged mounted engine Sportsters", but no way are those that want them want to spend a million, we are a cheep bunch! They can be...
Forum: Hacks 04-30-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,020
Posted By kshansen
Well glad you made it more so because the sidecar...

Well glad you made it more so because the sidecar family does not need the bad press from someone not making it home safe.

You say," I ride in Baja Mexico a bunch"

Then, "No, I didnt have time...
Forum: Hacks 04-18-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,020
Posted By kshansen
If you are not on a tight schedule I'd make an...

If you are not on a tight schedule I'd make an effort to do the side trip to see Claude! I'm sure it would be well worth the time.

I'm hoping to swing by his shop someday, maybe this summer to...
Forum: Hacks 04-03-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 1,372
Views: 118,222
Posted By kshansen
What's the story on the rear tire? Is that a 16...

What's the story on the rear tire? Is that a 16 inch on a stock rim? Chain or belt drive?
Forum: Hacks 03-29-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 842
Posted By kshansen
New Project for Claude?

Claude, Think you could build a sidecar for this guy? He already has the leading link front end!
...
Forum: Hacks 03-22-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 845
Posted By kshansen
First thing I would suggest is getting them...

First thing I would suggest is getting them facing the same direction:D

That will make the mounts easier to connect!
Forum: Hacks 03-13-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 972
Posted By kshansen
I also ride to work each morning, but it's only...

I also ride to work each morning, but it's only about one mile each way. This has been a record cold winter here in central NY never got above freezing all Feb. I'm always waiting for the guys in the...
Forum: Hacks 02-28-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,703
Posted By kshansen
I like the way you braced the lower rear mount to...

I like the way you braced the lower rear mount to the rear motor mount bolts. My 1988 I had the Sidecars on, first a California Companion and later the Friendship II were mounted to just the muffler...
Forum: Hacks 02-11-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,273
Posted By kshansen
As I only use this outfit to get to work and back...

As I only use this outfit to get to work and back home and commute is all of one mile! Not sure about cruising speed. But in that short run have seen 70 mph on a day when there isn't snow or ice on...
Forum: Hacks 02-07-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,116
Posted By kshansen
Maybe a 2V-53 Detroit? That would give you 1,737...

Maybe a 2V-53 Detroit? That would give you 1,737 cc of diesel power!
Forum: Hacks 02-06-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,273
Posted By kshansen
Ok, Jack how about these beauty shots? I...

Ok, Jack how about these beauty shots?

I believe this outfit has been together since 1998, in 2000 it was t-boned by an Isuzu. Bent the lower struts , the swing arm off the sidecar and busted...
Forum: Hacks 02-06-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 688
Posted By kshansen
4: Do both side curtains open or just the right...

4: Do both side curtains open or just the right side?
BOTH SIDES OPEN ALTHOUGH IT USED TO BE JUST THE RIGHT SIDE

Sure now they made that change after I've had mine for a few years!

Could never...
Forum: Hacks 02-06-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,108
Posted By kshansen
Guess I'm missing something here. Asking about a...

Guess I'm missing something here. Asking about a Friendship sidecar without mentioning a specific version like Friendship I, Friendship II or Friendship II SE leaves it open to ones interpretation. ...
Forum: Hacks 02-06-2015, 04:02 AM
Replies: 1,372
Views: 118,222
Posted By kshansen
A little heat and you should be able to...

A little heat and you should be able to straighten that rod out easy! Might need a light cut on the big end bore to true it up.
Forum: Hacks 01-04-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,550
Posted By kshansen
I say reuse those bolts, the buggered up threads...

I say reuse those bolts, the buggered up threads and the distortion from the bends will encourage them to stay tight. At least till they fail!:thumb

If it's going on a V-Max use 10.9 metric or...
Forum: Hacks 01-03-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,273
Posted By kshansen
Redfish, Any chance of getting some advice...

Redfish,

Any chance of getting some advice on the upholstery job on the bike? My XS650 outfit seat is in need of some of your handy work.:lol3 Actually I went for the more classic style on mine...
Forum: Hacks 12-27-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,771
Posted By kshansen
I too would favor the tapered rollers. When...

I too would favor the tapered rollers.

When dealing with ball bearings it is hard to make a blanket statement as all ball bearings are not designed the same. Some are for strictly axial loads some...
Forum: Hacks 12-17-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,320
Posted By kshansen
My uneducated answer is the trike/Voyager will be...

My uneducated answer is the trike/Voyager will be stable, but........

All the ones I've seen have wide auto type tires seems like rolling friction would be higher and if you are taking about roads...
Forum: Hacks 11-01-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,373
Posted By kshansen
Almost thought about getting rid of my `88...

Almost thought about getting rid of my `88 Sportster that had my fist two sidecars on it(one at a time:D) when I got the `92 that I put the Hannigan Classic on. The `88 sat for about a year with only...
Forum: Hacks 10-19-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,305
Posted By kshansen
I'd invest the time into talking to Claude. Much...

I'd invest the time into talking to Claude. Much of the things in the sidecar field are done on a one off or small scale and that makes it hard to quote prices.
Forum: Hacks 10-03-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,309
Posted By kshansen
I'd also be worried about the spring on the...

I'd also be worried about the spring on the shock. if someone was holding on to it when you hit a bump it would not be pretty. Might want to wrap some thin plastic or rubber around it with hose clam...
Forum: Hacks 09-09-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,585
Posted By kshansen
Only problem with that idea is the Virago already...

Only problem with that idea is the Virago already has the axle forward of the center of the sliders. Now if one was to find the triple trees from a bike with the centered axle and the same size upper...
Forum: Hacks 09-06-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 23,142
Posted By kshansen
Very nice looking!:clap Other than the...

Very nice looking!:clap

Other than the fender issue the one thing I'd like to see addressed is the wiring to the sidecar tail light. Maybe run wires through a piece of small tubing to get it...
Forum: Hacks 08-16-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,493
Posted By kshansen
Add some nuts to those two and I'll be down to...

Add some nuts to those two and I'll be down to visit! And yes the reference to "nuts" was intended to have two meanings. I was at one of your Ron-Dee-
Voos with the foil heads and the lady who home...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-09-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 638
Posted By kshansen
Looking for Sportster Head

I frequent the Hacks section of ADV Rider but thought I'd sneak in here and see if anyone knows of a rear head to fit a 1991-2003 Sportster that could be had reasonable?

Had a dropped valve guide...
Forum: Hacks 05-16-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,808
Posted By kshansen
Have you tried contacting ...

Have you tried contacting

http://www.thomsonlinear.com/

Would help if you had some numbers off the unit.

We have similar devices that lift the hoods of some Cat equipment and they have a...
Forum: Hacks 05-06-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,585
Posted By kshansen
New ones can be made from old VW torsion bars...

New ones can be made from old VW torsion bars from king pin style front ends in Beetles. I may have some if you can't locate any in NS.
Forum: Hacks 05-05-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,585
Posted By kshansen
I'm thinking the front mount tube should be...

I'm thinking the front mount tube should be connected back to the bracket between the front and rear pegs and then back to the mount by the rear foot peg. Also have a brace attached to the center...
Forum: Hacks 05-05-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,943
Posted By kshansen
My wild a$$ guess is some engineer who is very...

My wild a$$ guess is some engineer who is very anal had to come up with a fancy spec. number to say: "leave a little, but not too much space to be sure wire is all the way to the bottom of the...
Forum: Hacks 05-02-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,943
Posted By kshansen
For the stamped style Deutsch I just ordered a...

For the stamped style Deutsch I just ordered a set of crimpers off Ebay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Non-Insulated-Wire-Ternimal-Plier-Crimper-0-5-6-0mm2-AWG-16-10-/280992139892

Think these should...
Forum: Hacks 05-02-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 1,372
Views: 118,222
Posted By kshansen
What's with that tacky stainless trim ring, that...

What's with that tacky stainless trim ring, that will never obtain the fine patina of the rest of this outfit. It needs to be removed ASAP!
Forum: Hacks 04-28-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,670
Posted By kshansen
I used 3/4 inch heim joints on the Earls type...

I used 3/4 inch heim joints on the Earls type front end I built for my Sportster years ago and the ones I used had no noticeable side play in them. There are all kinds of different qualities in rod...
Forum: Hacks 04-27-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,670
Posted By kshansen
For a "King Pin" connection both front and rear...

For a "King Pin" connection both front and rear would need to be perfectly aligned other wise there would be binding in the "hinge". Not saying it could not be done but would add a bit of extra work...
Forum: Hacks 04-26-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 561
Posted By kshansen
I'll second the Vintage Brake suggestion, Michael...

I'll second the Vintage Brake suggestion, Michael "Mercury" Morse knows his stuff. Helped me out with brakes on my Sportster.
Forum: Hacks 04-26-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,943
Posted By kshansen
I have a set of those pictured and they seem to...

I have a set of those pictured and they seem to work as stated. They do seem a little light duty but for doing just a handful of crimps a month I find it hard to justify the Deutch factory crimpers....
Forum: Hacks 04-24-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,943
Posted By kshansen
I like the deutch connectors myself, easy to...

I like the deutch connectors myself, easy to remove and replace wires from connectors. Like if say you originally wire up with 6 conductors and want to add a couple circuits later you can remove the...
Forum: Hacks 04-21-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,848
Posted By kshansen
Agree with Claude, very nice looking. But then...

Agree with Claude, very nice looking. But then I'm a little biased as I have be sidecars on my Sportsters since about 1990.
Forum: Hacks 04-20-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 890
Posted By kshansen
If it was nearer to me I'd slip in late one night...

If it was nearer to me I'd slip in late one night and mount it to the XS650 outfit:D The body on that has not been the same since the accident back in 2000!
Forum: Hacks 04-19-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 969
Views: 214,442
Posted By kshansen
I agree the SSOD never looked too much worse than...

I agree the SSOD never looked too much worse than the XS650 outfit that has taken me to work for the last 15 years! :1drink
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